Saints sweep another week

Published 12:25 am Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy football team continues to roll through the first half of its schedule. At 5-0, they remain undefeated and have the best record of all the Suffolk schools.

On Friday night, they went on the road and defeated Portsmouth Christian School 40-13.

NSA had to go through a bit of adversity on the road to fight through to their win. As a team, they had over 15 penalties called on them. Then at one point in the game, the lights went out. The lights eventually came back on, and the game was able to continue.

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“It was a tough one,” Coach Mike Biehl said. “We slept-walked a little bit and had to get punched in the mouth before we woke up. In the second half, we did what we were supposed to do.”

Ben Koppelman stepped in for an injured George Pettaway and did some good things for the team. Seth Townsend continued to put on a tackling clinic, and Ian McAninley took some steps forward at the quarterback position. Pettaway, Koppelman, Ehron Knight, Zac Morris and Will Wren all added a score for the Saints.

Next for NSA is Atlantic Shores Christian School, whom they will visit next week.

“I think we are right where we need to be in terms of the mindset of understanding how focused we need to be to compete,” Biehl said. “There is still more work to do.”